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24th September 2017
Congratulations to Tim Benford on completing his 100th National League match. Well done on the fantastic achievement!
23rd September 2017
NPUA Welcomes Neil Smith and Ben Driver back to the fold
The first game of the season sees Neil Smith returning to the NPUA ranks after a spell working abroad. Ben Driver also returns following a short break A hearty welcome back to you both.
22nd September 2017
International News
Congratulations to the following NPUA members who have been upgraded following their recent tournaments:

Paul Walker to World Development panel
Emma Shelbourn to Grade 1
Lelia Sacre to Promising List
Paul Box Grainger to Umpire Manager Grade 1

In addition, great ...
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17th September 2017
Injury Protocol
Please read the Injury Protocol for the 2017-18 season that has been sent via email.
16th September 2017
New Umpiring clothing
As you all know, the new range of clothing was shown at Conference and the umpiring shirts were issued to those members at Conference. To enable the issue of clothing to be recorded correctly against individuals it has been and will be necessary to send out an automated ...
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4th September 2017
Conference 2017
The conference pack has just been sent out to all members, if you have not received a copy please let me know by email:-


Mark Everard
2nd September 2017
Peter Stiven
It is with great regret that I have to report that Peter Stiven passed away on August 9th.

Many of us will remember the massive contribution that Peter made to National hockey umpiring.
Through his work with the National Umpiring Committee and on the Umpire Coaching ...
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1st September 2017
A message to the NPUA from Ian Hay
It is with great sadness that I have had to “hang up my whistle” due to a long standing knee injury which has resulted in the need for a total knee replacement operation and a very strong instruction from the medics to cease running, twisting, turning and umpiring.
I ...
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30th August 2017
Appointments for 23rd September
For several reasons, and in fairness to those umpires who completed their tests by the 6th August deadline, and to Regions awaiting our appointments knowing it is a double header weekend, we have published appointments for 23rd September. Priority of appointments has gone to ...
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22nd August 2017
We are pleased to announce that we have some great speakers attending this years conference:-

Craig Gribble - Craig led the development of officials in New Zealand for many years before being appointed as FIH Officials Manager earlier this year. A former high level ...
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